Wednesday, July 9, 2014|0 commentsBAMcinématek Salutes Nonesuch Records' Movie Soundtracks with "Nonesuch Records on Film," September 8–25
In conjunction with Nonesuch Records at BAM, the Brooklyn Academy of Music's series of events celebrating the 50th anniversary of Nonesuch Records, BAMcinématek presents Nonesuch Records on Film, a salute to the label’s rich catalogue of movie soundtracks with a series featuring some of the most memorable film scores of the last 50 years from Leonard Rosenman, Alex North, Toru Takemitsu, Georges Delerue, and more. Special guest appearances include Philip Glass with a screening of Paul Schrader’s Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters and John Adams with Luca Guadagnino’s I Am Love.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Film NewsArtist News
The soundtrack to Richard Linklater's Boyhood is out this week on Nonesuch Records. The soundtrack spans the 12 years over which the groundbreaking film was shot, with songs ranging from the year 2000 to 2013, plus the Paul McCartney and Wings classic “Band on the Run” and the debut of "Summer Noon," a new song written by Jeff Tweedy and performed by his father/son duo, Tweedy. The video for the song, animated by Allison House, premiered this week. You can watch it here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News VideoArtist News
Today marks the release of the soundtrack to Richard Linklater's Boyhood; the movie opens this Friday, July 11, in the UK, NYC, and LA before going wider across the US next week. Shot over 12 years with the same cast, Boyhood is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child who literally grows up on screen before the viewers’ eyes. The New York Times calls it "one of the most extraordinary movies of 2014, or for that matter the 21st century so far." The film’s soundtrack spans the story’s 12 years, with songs ranging from the year 2000 (Coldplay’s “Yellow”) to 2013 (Yo La Tengo’s “I’ll Be Around”), plus the Paul McCartney and Wings classic “Band on the Run” and the debut of a new song written by Jeff Tweedy.Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist NewsArtist News
John Adams's new album featuring City Noir and his Saxophone Concerto performed by the St. Louis Symphony led by Music Director David Robertson with saxophonist Timothy McAllister, earns a perfect five stars from the BBC Music Magazine, for both performance and recording. "David Robertson and his St Louis orchestra do a sleek and beautifully layered job," says the magazine. New Music Box says: "These are vital, engaging performances by all involved."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News ReviewsArtist News
Nickel Creek—Chris Thile, Sara Watkins, and Sean Watkins—kicks off its two-month, US summer tour at the Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on Wednesday, followed by additional stops in the state this week and at the Taste of Chicago on Friday, when the group shares a bill with Emmylou Harris. The tour features songs from Nickel Creek's new album, A Dotted Line, and favorites from throughout the band's career. The Associated Press says: "All the years collaborating with other musicians or performing on their own helped to create a stronger, more focused sound."